A MN Fringe veteran eight times before, including Assassins, Shakespeare Ate My Brain, The Actor’s Nightmare, It Came From UUFO, Perhaps They’re French and The Rambler Family Ramblers. Jeff is thrilled to be part of this cast and work with this crew at this time in our country. Other stage work: The General in Table Salt’s rock-musical comedy Vampires! Horror! (reprised in the film version); Seymour in Lake Pepin Players’ Little Shop of Horrors ; roles in Godspell, A Man for All Seasons, Our Town, The Nerd; plus Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Nimbus Theatre and Brave New Workshop productions. Film work: Haunt This… , Shakespeare Ate My Brain(the movie) and various commercials and film shorts. A singer-songwriter, Jeff’s latest album of original music Of the Same Name was released last spring. More info on his website jefferygoodson.com.
Holly has been dabbling in the local theater and film scene for the last couple years after moving back from brief stints in Chicago and Maine, where she did more of the same. Most recently she has performed with Smartmouth Comedy, Anodyne Theater, and (life highlight!) A Drinking Game, MN. She was also certified by the SAFD this spring, which is unfortunately not going to be utilized in what is regardless a quite gory production.
Director, Producer, Playwright
Austin is excited to participate in his second MN Fringe Festival. Normally an actor, this is Austin's first time writing, directing, and producing a play. Austin has performed in several productions at South Dakota State University and a handful of plays in the Twin Cities. His recent roles include Romeo/Professor Night in Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet and Tim Allgood in Noises Off at Lakeshore Players Theatre. He also played Tony Kirby in You Can't Take It With You at Eagan Theater Company and participated as a cast member at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
Austin is even more excited to marry his fiance and fellow Degenerate Theatre founder Whitney Graff in September!
Stage Manager, Publicity & Marketing
Whitney is thrilled to be making her debut with the Minnesota Fringe Festival! Originally from South Dakota, she has worked in multiple realms of theatre including acting, stage management, and theatre arts management. Some of her favorite past projects include appearing as Evelyn in The Shape of Things, stage managing Shrek: The Musical, and recently appearing as Ariel in Lakeshore Players production of The Tempest. Whitney is looking forward to sharing Blood Debt with audiences and hopes that this production, while intense and brutal, is enjoyable and thought-provoking.
Jacob Lee Hofer
Technical Adviser, Videography, Sound Design